Often parents, teachers, bosses and others, tell us what we are.
You are an extrovert, you are shy, you are not a people person, you are not good at x or y, you are….
Most often what they are telling us we are is a critical judgement not a positive affirmation.
The voices of others mould and shape us, often to a place that we do not like, to being a person truly we are not. However, it takes a long time to realise this and the longer you accept the view of others, the longer it takes to overcome.
Listen to you view of you, it is one that matters.
Don’t be afraid to speak out and set the boundaries with others, be brave to voice who you really are to the world.
Tell yourself what you really are and be that person regardless of what others say.
It is our life and our choices, make the ones that serve you best.
Just across the road is a place that we want to be.
The road is busy, it looks like it’s dangerous, it might take a time to cross.
We search for the pedestrian crossing, we search for the safe route, even if that safe route is a long way up the road and far away from the place we want to be that is just opposite.
Simply stepping off the pavement and taking the plunge, the chance of a gap in the traffic, being nimble enough to make our way across is often too much for us.
Yet, we really want to be at that place jsut across the road.
The dilemma is risk or take your time for perceived safety.
Yes, you are more likely to get run over by just dashing across the road versus the pedestrian crossing.
However, risk is more likely to get you to where you want to go and risk is more exciting.
Certainty does not exist and is dull.